The Gort Show
I had been asked to judge the cakes at the Gort Show but wasn't needed in the end. The lady judging the jams did the cakes too. And you aren't allowed to taste them, just cut a slice and judge by look. How silly! That's no fun, is it?
Mary, who had asked me to judge, gave us 2 free tickets to enter the show, so we decided to go anyway. It's been a good day, mostly a bit overcast but the sun did shine a little. Much better than last year when it poured down all afternoon. As we entered the showground, a beauty queen of some description was posing with 2 beautiful foals. Now I think they are asses or maybe mules? They certainly weren't donkeys, or the Mum wasn't a donkey. Anyway, the foals were gorgeous:
Jim wanted me to put 'which is the better ass' or some such rude comment. As if I would.
The foal wasn't cooperating very well.
Two beauties together.
There was a king too but we had no idea why. We didn't see him again.
There was welly throwing....
But he missed the bin! You can just see the welly about to land.
Chickens... This Bantam cockerel hardly fitted the cage. No wonder he came first.
This was in the 'waterfowl' section. He didn't move from this position the whole time. He came first.
We headed inside to see the vegetables, cakes, jams, etc. This won first prize in the decorated cakes section:
And this one came 2nd.
I thought they were all wonderful. There was a large gingerbread house but there must have been an earthquake as all the back wall had fallen in!
This lad was very proud of his 2nd prize in the lego. What a lot of work.
Wonderful Mr Potato Heads.
The prize winning miniature garden. I thought this was so well designed. We met the creator too.
We were making our way up to the dog show when this little family came past. They clearly hadn't been missed as they wandered around for ages, to the amusement of the crowd. They ended up in the car park!
How cute are those striped piglets?
Off to the car park!
We made it to the dog show but didn't stay long as we'd left Buster at home. They were just doing the 'The Dog the Show Queen would like to take Home with her' section, which is great fun. A real motley collection of hounds. The last one was an enormous male boxer mix I would have thought, from the size of him. Well, much to everyone's surprise, she picked him. He did cause a lot of laughter, especially when he weed on the table leg! Missed a photo of him though, as Jim had the camera at the time. Here are a couple of the others:
The Queen was really lovely and completed her jobs for the day with a big smile and enthusiasm.
It's the letter 'M' in our alphabet group and I have made M for Mondrian:
I have also made three 'lady' cards for swaps and one other. Let me know if you're interested in any of these:
Number one of three ladies, 'Where I am Going To'
Number two of three ladies, Butterfly Lady.
Number three of three ladies. 'Raunchy Lady'.
Desert Island Love is the last one.
I have received two marvellous ATCs from the Weaver of Grass today, but I will put them on my next post. They deserve to stand alone as they are so beautiful.